Dr Aisling Daly

BSc. Human Nutrition, MSc. Nutrition for Global Health, PhD Nutrition

Lecturer in Nutrition

Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work


My role predominantly relates to teaching and student support. I am lead for student experience within the nutrition team and aim to enhance the experience of our students during their time at Oxford Brookes, by supporting networking events, engagement with community outreach events (e.g. Science Bazaar), and encouraing students to submit their work to conference presentations. I actively engage with prospective students through oepn days and school outreach events.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

I teach on the BSc. Human Nutrition and MSc. Applied Human Nutrition and provide project supervision to students on both the BSc. and MSc. programmes. 

Module Leader:

  • NUTR4006 - Food Groups
  • NUTR5004 - Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism
  • NUTR5006 - Professional Practice for Nutritionists 2
  • NUTR5008 - Applied Human Nutrition.
  • NUTR5003 - Motivating Health Behaviour (co-lead)
  • NUTR6008 - Nutrition research project (co-lead)
  • NUTR7005 - Nutrition, Physical Activity & Health (interim lead)

Additonally, I teach ad-hoc sessions on the following modules:

  • NUTR5018 - Research methods for nutrition and health sciences (qualitative research)
  • NUTR6004 - Professional Practice for Nutritionists 3
  • NUTR6008 - Global Nutrition, Public Health & Policy
  • NUTR7001 - Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
  • NUTR7008 - Global Nutriton and Public Health
  • NUTR7004 - Research methods (qualitative research)


My research interests relate to eating behaviours and motivations for food choice. Most recently, my PhD research focussed on food choices and eating behaviours in adolescents, an interesting yet challenging cohort to research and work with. Prior to this, I worked largely in the area of global public health nutrition, mainly focussing on breastfeeding and support for new mothers. I continue to work in this area through support to the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN).

My research continues to explore areas of emotional and intuitive eating, the connections between food and mood, the relative impact of the environment and emotions on food choices, and the role of food guilt in food chocies.

Research group membership

Child and Young People Network

Centres and institutes


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Association for Nutrition RNutr #21226
  • Member of the Nutrition Society

Areas of expertise

  • Adolescent nutrition
  • Emotional eating
  • Food choice
  • Eating behaviours
  • Breastfeeding
  • Global nutrition
  • Public health nutrition
  • Qualitative research
  • Mixed methods research.

Further details

Other experience

  • Assistant Lecturer in Nutrition at Technological University Dublin
  • Part-time lecturer at Dublin City University
  • Research assistant at the Institute of Food and Health in University College Dublin
  • Nutrition Specialist at UNICEF Vietnam
  • Nutrition Project Coordinator with GOAL Global